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June 28, 2015

Say ‘happy birthday’ with chocolate, berries

Among the seemingly endless ways to indulge in the sweeter things in life, there is no other place that makes cake work like Cake Works. The bakery, located across the street from Hawaiian Humane Society, offers a multitude of sweet-tooth satisfying desserts including custom cakes — whether for a wedding, birthday, graduation or anniversary —…

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June 21, 2015

Make your next event a tasty one

Since serving up its first piping-hot bowl of saimin in 1969, Shiro’s Saimin Haven has become a mainstay for multiple generations of Hawaii families. Shiro’s features convenient locations in Aiea at Waimalu Shopping Center as well as in Ewa Beach, and it serves up all sorts of local comfort food, from iconic saimin to fried…

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June 14, 2015

Don’t sacrifice tasty food this bikini season

We all want to eat what tastes good, and if it’s also healthy, then that’s simply a plus. At Ahi & Vegetable, owner Sam Seo and his team are doing just that, producing foods that not only please the taste buds, but that are good for the body, too. With summer here and diners now…

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June 7, 2015

Meals that make you ‘merry go round’ at Genki

Walking into Genki Sushi, one is met with a literal whirlwind of eye-teasing temptations. The first thing customers catch a glimpse of when gliding through the glass doors of this happening sushi spot is a conveyor belt packed to the hilt with yummy looking Japanese cuisine — each item whirring by, just begging to be…

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May 31, 2015

Steak house upholds ‘Hy’ standards

Things have remained consistant at Hy’s Steak House. For 38 years, the Waikiki eatery has been serving healthy portions of premier steak and seafood to generations of local and visiting customers. It’s that commitment to high standards that makes Hy’s an outstanding dining experience. What to chose is a matter of preference and familiarity. But…

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May 26, 2015

Fine wine, gourmet food pair up

One taste of the carefully created menu and expansive wine list at Formaggio Wine Bar makes it clear why the Market City eatery has garnered so many awards. The small, but comfortable restaurant features more than 80 wines by the glass and food designed to complement the pairing. There is no better place to start…

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May 19, 2015

Epic sushi that comes with a view

The first thing one notices when walking into Gokoku Sushi at Koko Marina is the décor. Bathed in subtle light, the quiet restaurant features dark woods, deep reds, plush furniture and a sushi bar overlooking the marina harbor. It is, without question, one of the most beautiful Japanese restaurants on Oahu. Matching the ambience created…

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A feast for all senses

Step foot inside Nice Day Chinese Seafood Restaurant and spend a moment taking it all in. Hands in motion lift long noodles out of steaming broths. A portable cook top hisses as one of the restaurant’s servers puts the final sear on dumplings table-side. Stacks of dim sum-filled baskets emanate enticing aromas. The lively atmosphere…

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Sea to table, food court-style

Who can resist the aromas of garlic, tender clams and grilled bread slathered with garlic butter? At Blue Water Shrimp & Seafood Market in the Ala Moana Center food court, Bowl of Fresh Clams with Garlic Bread ($11.95), simmered with diced tomatoes and capers, delivers with over a dozen clams. “It’s one of the few…

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April 19, 2015

Mahi mahi is a prized catch at Wailana

When Wailana Coffee House general manager Kenton Tom goes fishing, what he always hopes to land is a mahi mahi at the end of his hook. The fish’s large, moist flakes and delicate, sweet flavor make the effort of nabbing one well worth it. The Hawaiians named them “very strong” for good reason. As soon…

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